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Elections to Arunachal Pradesh Assembly to be held on April 9

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The Election Commission has announced that elections to the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly will be held on April 9 along with the General Elections to the 16th Lok Sabha.
 
This follows the decision of the Governor, vide his order of March 6, dissolving the 5th Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly with immediate effect.
 
"Considered all relevant factors, the Commission has decided that simultaneous election to State Legislative Assembly for all 60 Assembly Constituencies of the State would be held along with 16th Lok Sabha Election," an official press release said.
 
Earlier, the Commission had announced elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim would be held with the Lok Sabha elections.
 
The notification for the elections will be held on March 15 and the last date for making nominations will be March 22.
 
Counting of votes will be taken up on May 16 along with all the Lok Sabha constituencies and the other states having assembly polls.
 
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Minor earthquake rocks West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh

 
An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale, rocked the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh tonight, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 27.2°N and longitude 92.5°E, occurred at 2234 hours at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Moderate earthquake rocks Dibang Valley region of Arunachal Pradesh

 
An earthquake of moderate intensity, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked the Dibang Valley region of Arunachal Pradesh this morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 29.0°N and longitude 95.9°E, occurred at 0724 hours at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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International Tourism Mart begins in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

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The 2nd International Tourism Mart (ITM) aimed at highlighting the tourism potential of the north-eastern region in domestic and international markets, began in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh yesterday.
 
The three-day event has been organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism, in association with the north-eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghayalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim and West Bengal.
 
An official press release said the event would bring together the tourism business fraternity and entrepreneurs from the eight north-eastern state and West Bengal.
 
The event has been planned and scheduled to facilitate interaction between buyers, sellers, media, Government agencies and others, it said.
 
The release said the region was endowed with diverse tourist attractions and products. The varied topography of the region, its flora and fauna, the ethnic communities with their rich heritage of ancient traditions and lifestyles, festivals, arts and crafts, make it a holiday destination waiting to be explored it said.
 
International buyers and media delegates from countries around the world and from different regions of the country are participating in the mart and will engage in business-to-business meetings with sellers from the region.
 
This will enable tourism product suppliers to reach out to international and domestic buyers and promote tourism in the region. 
 
Besides the foreign delegates, domestic buyers from other parts of the country and sellers from the north-eastern states and West Bengal are participating in the mart. Representatives of State Tourism Departments of these states will also be present to showcase their tourism destinations and to interact with the delegates.
 
In addition to the business meetings, the event will include presentations, cultural evenings, sightseeing visits to local attractions in and around Tawang and press meetings with the media. 
 
Post-mart familiarisation tours to the states in the region have been arranged by the State Governments for the overseas delegates from October 21-27.
 
More than 55 foreign delegates from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Myanmar, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam are participating in the ITM. 
 
The event will be officially inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh today.
 
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Minor quake jolts West Kameng region of Arunachal Pradesh

 
An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, shook the West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh this afternoon, the India Meterological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 27.6 degrees North and longitude 92.7 degrees East, occurred at 1232 hours at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Minor earthquake recorded in West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh

 
An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale, shook the West Kameng region of Arunachal Pradesh this morning.
 
A bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 27.1°N and longitude 92.5°E, occurred at 1055 hours at a focal depth of 10 km.
 
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Bye-election to be held on Oct 31 for Dambuk seat in Arunachal Pradesh assembly

 
The Election Commission today said it would hold a bye-eection on October 31 to fill the vacancy from Dambuk (ST) Assembly Consituency in Arunachal Pradesh.
 
An official press release said the notification for the bye-election would be issued on October 7 and the last date for making nominations is October 14.
 
Counting of votes will be taken up on November 4, the release added.
 
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Minor earthquake shakes West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh

 
An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, shook the West Kameng region of Arunachal Pradesh this afternoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 27.1°N and longitude 92.5°E, occurred at 1451 hours at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Centre to provide Rs 12.30 crore for tourism projects in North-East

 
The Centre has decided to provide Central Financial Assistance totalling Rs 12.30 crore for various tourism development projects in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland as part of its efforts to boost the tourism sector in the North-East region.
 
These include Rs 89.10 lakh for development of tourist infrastructure at Buranilkantha at Legship in West Sikkim. Buranilkantha is a river side location en route to Geyzing and Renchenpong. 
 
Strengthening tourist facilities at this spot was felt to be essential to render a wayside tourist point along the circuit, so that the tourists are not strained by distant travel.  The project involves the development of amenity block, construction of eco-friendly walkways and landscaping and beautification, an oficial press release said.
 
Similarly, an amount of Rs 1.6 crore has been sanctioned for strengthening of wayside tourism facilities along the national highway in the Sikkim Circuit. This project involves  the construction of car parking area and wayside amenities along NH-31A in Rangpo town.
 
The Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned Rs 1.6 crore towards provision and display of signages and hoardings in Sikkim. These will be displayed at various places like railway stations, bus stops and hotels, in order to showcase and propagate the tourism potential of the state.
 
Another Rs 1.6 crore has been sanctioned for the development of the tourist circuit along Marchak including development of Barchangey water site in East Sikkim. The project involves the development of tourist infrastructure like tourist accommodation, cafeteria, viewing deck and water bodies at the site, the release said.
 
In Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry has sanctioned Rs 4.63 crore for development of a tourist destination at Tawang. It involves  the construction of a guest house complex, Tawang monastery restaurant, dormitory complex and development of waterfall viewing gallery, children's park and an amphithetre.
 
The Ministry has also provided Rs 98.05 lakh for the construction of a tourist complex in Hunli in Lower Dibang Valley district.
 
The Hunli region is popular for its scenic beauty and cold temperature which attracts domestic and foreign tourists. 
 
With a view to project the region as a major destination, the government has planned to promote eco-tourism and provide accessibility to tourists.
 
In Nagaland, the Centre has provided Rs 1 crore for development of an eco-adventure and cultural destination at Kuhuboto, which is rich in natural beauty with lush green mountains, valleys, flowers and mountain streams. Kuhuboto is close to Dimapur, which is important both from the tourism and business standpoints.
 
The project involves the construction of a budget hotel, tourist reception centre, open air theatre, public toilet, food court, parking area and cafeteria, the release added.
 
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Minor quake recorded in West Siang area of Arunachal Pradesh

 
An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, was recorded in the West Siang area of Arunachal Pradesh in the early hours of today.
 
A bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 28.3°N and longitude 94.9°E, occurred at 0057 hours today at a focal depth of 10 km.
 
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Minor quakes recorded in J&K, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

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An earthquake of slight intensity shook the Doda area of Jammu & Kashmir late last night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 33.2°N and longitude 75.7°E, occurred at 0109 hours today at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin said.
 
Earlier, at 0018 hours today, a minor tremor, measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale, was reported from the Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh. It had its epicentre at  28.8°N and 95.9°E and occurred at a depth of 10 km, the bulletin said.
 
At 2131 hours yesterday, a minor quake, of magnitude 3.2, was recorded in the Ukhimath area of Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. It had its epicentre at  30.4°N and 79.1°E and occurred at a depth of 5 km, the bulletin said.
 
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Minor quake recorded in West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh

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An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale, shook the West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh early this morning.
 
A bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 27.5 degrees North and longitude 92.4 degrees East, occurred at 0609 hours at a focal depth of 5 km.
 
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Minor earthquake jolts West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh

 
An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale, shook the West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 27.4 North and longitude 92.7 East, occurred at 1022 hours at a focal depth of 18 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Lt Gen (Retired) Nirbhay Sharma as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, a press communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said here today.

The appointment will be with effect from the date Lt Gen Sharma assumes charge of his office, it added.
 
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Arunachal Pradesh's annual plan for 2013-14 finalized at Rs 3,700 crore

The annual plan for 2013-14 for Arunachal Pradesh was finalized at Rs 3,700 crore at a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and state Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here yesterday.

In his comments on the plan performance of the state, Mr Ahluwalia said Arunachal Pradesh had done well and expenditure realization was satisfactory at over 100 per cent in the 11th Five Year Planperiod.
 
He said the state's achievement in flagship programmes, including education, was appreciable. But he drew attention to the quality of education and requested the state to focus on training of teachers.
 
Mr Ahluwalia said the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) at constant (2004-05) prices of Arunachal Pradesh had increased by 70.18% from 2004-05 to 2012-13, while, the national GDP increased by 85.21% for the same period.The per capita GSDP at constant (2004-05) prices of Arunachal Pradesh has increased by 42.55% from 2004-05 to 2012-13 which is lower than the increase in national per capita NNI of 62.13% for the same period. 
 
The state registered a GSDP growth of 9.4% (Agriculture 5.7%, Industry 13.9%, and Services 10.2%) during the 11th Plan against the growth target of 6.4% (Agriculture 2.8%, Industry 8% and Services 7.2%). The overall GSDP target for 12th Plan is 8.3% for the State (Agriculture 5.5%, Industry 9% and Services 10%). 
 
Mr Ahluwalia said the Commission was aware of the need to further improve transportation facility in the border areas and it would be given special attention in the course of the year. He drew attention to the initiative of the Commission to bring flexibility in the centrally sponsored programmes to improve efficiency and asked the state to make suggestions in this regard. 
 
He said the state should draw pragmatic strategies towards the dovetailing/resource convergence approach in order to utilize the fund to offer an impetus to further growth under agriculture and allied sectors.The development of irrigation facilities under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) desires more cohesiveness in terms of incremental area gain for the net sown area in order to accelerate the area coverage in comparison to rain fed farming. 
 
The state's attention was drawn to the varied range of tourist attractions in tribal lifestyle, heritage, eco-tourism, adventure tourism and wildlife tourism in addition to scenic landscape. The hidden tourism potentialities of the state is yet to be properly explored, exposed and presented to today’s travellers so as to generate better revenue and also for socio-economic growth of the state, the Commission said. The state was advised to incentivise private participation in PPP mode to fully exploit tourism potential. 
 
The Chief Minister said that substantial growth had been recorded in revenue generation and an additional Rs 350 crore were raised through effective implementation. He said a number of austerity measures have been taken to improve fiscal health. These include ban on creation of new posts or purchase of new vehicles. He said the master plan for agriculture development would be enforced shortly. He said a major effort to bring down Aggregate Transmission & Commercial (AT&C) losses in the electricity sector is being put in place.
 
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Three minor tremors shake West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh

Three minor earthquakes were recorded in the West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh this morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The latest of these, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, occurred at 1046 hours with its epicentre at latitude 27.5 degrees North and longitude 92.5 degrees East at a depth of 10 km.
 
The previous one, measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale, occurred in the same ara at 0847 hours at a depth of 5 km. The first one, measuring 3.6, occurred at 0718 hours with its epicentre at latitude 27.4 degrees North and longitude 92.5 degrees East, at a focal depth of 5 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Minor earthquake shakes West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh

An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale, shook the West Kameng area of Arunachal Pradesh late last night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 27.1 degrees North and longitude 92.3 degrees East, occurred at 2302 hours yesterday at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Minor quake jolts Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh

An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale, jolted the Dibang Valley region of Arunachal Pradesh in the early hours of today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The quake, which had its epicentre at lattude 29.2 degrees North and longitude 95.9 degrees East, occurrd at 0310 hours at a focal depth of 10 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Three minor tremors shake Arunachal Pradesh

Three earthquakes of slight intensity shook the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The first tremor, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, had its epicentre at latitude 28.1 degrees North and longitude 94.3 degrees East and occurred at 1102 hours at a focal depth of 10 km.
 
The second, of magnitude 3.9, occurred in the same area at 1236 hours and the third, measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, occurred at 1249 hours, both at focal depths of 10 km.
 
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Minor quake recorded in Lower Subansiri area of Arunachal Pradesh

An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale, was recorded in the Lower Subansiri area of Arunachal Pradesh tonight.

A bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 27.8 degrees North and longitude 94.1 degrees East, occurred at 2003 hours at a focal depth of 10 km.
 
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Minor quake recorded in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday night

An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, was recorded in the Lower Subansiri region of Arunachal Pradesh last night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 28 degrees North and longitude 93.2 degrees East, occurred at 2228 hours yesterday at a focal depth of 5 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Minor quake rocks West Siang region of Arunachal Pradesh

An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 4 on the Richter scale, shook the West Siang region of Arunachal Pradesh in the early hours of today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
 
The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 28.8 degrees North and longitude 94.2 degrees East, occurred at 0237 hours today at a focal depth of 80 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Arunachal CM meets Ajit Singh to discuss progress on airports in State

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki met Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh here yesterday and discussed with him the status of development of airpots at Itanagar, Along, Daparizo, Pasighat, Tezu and Ziro in the State.

Mr Singh told Mr Tuki that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had prepared a draft Master Plan for development of the airport at Holongi in Itanagar following the acceptance of the site by the State Government for construction of a greenfield airportin view of its technical suitability and operational safety.  
 
He said the terrain at new Holongi site would permit operations on runway from both directions as compared to Banderdewa site which permitted only unidirectional operation. In this regard, AAI has forwarded requirement for acquisition of 320 hectares of land to the State Government, he said.
 
Regarding the development of a civil enclave at the aerodrome in Along, the Chief Minister was informed that the AAI had sent a report in July to the State Government for removal and curtailment of obstacles around the aerodrome for safe flight operations.  
 
The AAI has also submitted the Master Plan to the State Government and the Indian Air Force (IAF), which has been mandated the development of the aerodrome.  It was brought to the notice of Mr Tuki that the State Government has to act urgently on land requirement of seven acres projected by AAI for development of civil enclave. 
 
Mr Singh said the AAI had finalized the Master Plan for Daparizo airfield.  The airfield has to be developed for ATR-42 (50 seater) type of aircraft operation. An additional land of 34.2 acres as per the Master Plan has been requested from the State Government in December 2010. Exercise for identification of obstacles around the airfield to be removed/ curtailed by the State Government has also been conducted and the report has been sent to the State Government in July last year. In this case also, the State Government has to respond to the requirement of land, he said.
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In case of Pasighat Aerodrome which belongs to AAI and has to be handed over to IAF for development for both civil flights and defence use, Mr Singh said that a formal lease agreement is yet to be signed.  He said that quantum of available land to be shared between IAF and AAI is in dialogue, needing reconciliation of extent of land available. The revised Master Plan has been sent to IAF for finalization of lease agreement.
 
The status of work at Tezu Aerodrome was also discussed at  the meeting. Mr Tuki was informed that the work for upgradation and development for ATR-72 type of operation is in progress and AAI has taken up works related to runway extension and strengthening of existing runway. It recently awarded the work for new terminal building.
 
At Ziro also the development has been mandated to IAF. AAI will develop a civil enclave. The State Government has to provide ten acres of land for the purpose, Mr Singh added.
 
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Simen Bridge on NH 52 in Arunachal Pradesh opened to traffic

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Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju inaugurated a 480 metre long bridge built across river Simen on the Akajan-Jonai-Pasighat road (National Highway 52) in Arunachal Pradesh yesterday. 

Dedicating the bridge to the nation, the minister said that the opening of this bridge on the National Highway with double lane specifications would usher in a new era of development to the civil population, the Army and paramilitary forces and a host of other agencies working for infrastructure development of the region. 
 
Mr Raju also said the opening of the bridge would facilitate early completion of the broad gauge rail conversion project between Rangiya and Murkongselek. The existing rail-cum-road bridge was a major bottleneck for the smooth flow of the road traffic. 
 
The minister congratulated the construction team of Border Roads Organization (BRO) for their dedicated efforts in completion of this challenging bridge, where the works continued in monsoons and at night by using generator light. The bridge has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 24 crore. 
 
Among others present on the occasion included local MP Ranee Narah, Director General Border Roads Lt Gen S. Ravi Shankar, GOC 3 Corps Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni and GOC 56 Infantry division Maj Gen Sanjay Kulkurni. 
 
Mr A K Bishnoi, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Dr. Subhash Sharma, Secretary, Border Roads Development Board, were also present. 
 
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PM: Development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability equally critical

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability were all equally critical as components of sustainable development.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his arrival at the Air Force Base Galeao at Rio de Janeiro on June 20, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his arrival at the Air Force Base Galeao at Rio de Janeiro on June 20, 2012

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability were all equally critical as components of sustainable development. 

"The task before us is to give practical shape and content to this architecture in a manner that allows each country to develop according to its own national priorities and circumstances," he said in his statement at the Plenary of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit) at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
Dr Singh said that, for developing countries, inclusive growth and a rapid increase in per capita income levels were development imperatives. 
 
"The 1992 Rio Summit correctly acknowledged that poverty eradication must remain the over-riding priority for developing countries. Those living at the subsistence level cannot bear the costs of adjustment and their livelihood considerations are important in determining how scarce natural resources such as land, water and forests are used. The severe deterioration of land and water resources is already affecting the well- being of millions of people living on the edges of subsistence, particularly women and children," he said.
 
He said that sustainable development also mandated the efficient use of available natural resources.
 
"We have to be much more frugal in the way we use natural resources. A key area of focus is energy. We have to promote, universal access to energy, while, at the same time, promoting energy efficiency and a shift to cleaner energy sources by addressing various technological, financial and institutional constraints. In India, we are implementing an ambitious National Solar Mission as a critical option for our energy security," he said.
 
Dr Singh said that, moreover, current consumption patterns in the industrialized world were unsustainable and there was need to find new pathways for sustainable living. 
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"Environmental sustainability is the third leg of the sustainable development architecture. Economic activity invariably results in negative spinoffs, either by way of local pollution, or by way of global effects such as Greenhouse Gas emissions. We need to tackle both," he said.
 
The Prime Minister said local pollution could be regulated and such regulation may impose costs on various economic actors. To ensure equity, there may be a case for targeted assistance to small producers to meet part of these costs and this should be built into policy, he said.
 
He said that, at the global level, the approach to the problem should be guided by equitable burden sharing. 
 
"It is for this reason that the first Rio Summit enshrined the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. I am happy we have reaffirmed this principle as well as the principle of equity during this Summit," he said.
 
"This does not, however, mean that countries should not take proactive actions to promote sustainable development. In India, our efforts over the last two decades have yielded positive results. Over the period 1994-2007, our emissions-GDP intensity, excluding agriculture, has declined nearly 25%. Looking ahead, we have set a target to further reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 20-25% between 2005 and 2020," he said.
 
Dr Singh said many countries could do more if additional finance and technology were available. "Unfortunately, there is little evidence of support from the industrialised countries in these areas. The ongoing economic crisis has made matters worse," he said.
 
According to him, one of the key challenges that demands urgent global action is the worrying depletion of bio-diversity across our planet. "The Eleventh Conference of Parties on Convention on Biodiversity is being hosted by India in October this year at Hyderabad. We look forward to working with the global community to make it a success," he said.
 
Dr Singh said the summit was being held at a time of serious economic crisis and political ferment in the world. 
 
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"The Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development is timely because it focuses our minds on 'the future we want' and how to realize it. Difficult though it may seem, we have to summon the imagination to balance the costs that we will incur in the present with the benefits that will accrue to future generations," he said.
 
"The future we want should be a future in which there is ecological and economic space for sustainable growth for all. Let us work together to attain the future that we all desire," he added.
 
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